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greencat:

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--- Quote from: Thipu1 on June 12, 2012, 12:53:34 PM ---It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.

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Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!

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I presume it's in between Essex (East Saxons) and Wessex (West Saxons).

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We must make the leap sometimes that 'middle' means 'middle' and has for over 500 or 1000 years.

It astounds me that we are so connected with our ancestors and predecessors. An amazing connection.

(I love having all the information at my fingertips, too! Amazing!)

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I believe "mid" derives from the Latin, so it should have been in use in that sense in the Dark Ages.

ladyknight1:
On a lonely country road, there is a place that is "world-famous" for their worms.

Their sign offers the following:

Worms
Worm Castings
Worm Tea
I don't know about you, but I can't imagine drinking worm tea!

Harriet Jones:

--- Quote from: ladyknight1 on November 18, 2012, 05:01:30 PM ---On a lonely country road, there is a place that is "world-famous" for their worms.

Their sign offers the following:

Worms
Worm Castings
Worm Tea
I don't know about you, but I can't imagine drinking worm tea!

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I don't think worm tea is for drinking, I think you water plants with it  :)

Julian:
There's a wall up the road from work, with the painted sign CUSTOMER PARKING.

Some wit has got out the white paint and modified it a tad.  It now reads STONER KING.

ladyknight1:

--- Quote from: ladyknight1 on November 11, 2012, 06:29:16 PM ---A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

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The above signs have now been modified and have a price of $10 listed.

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